Employment at Azalea Mountain School

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with a booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! The Asheville Waldorf School  (formerly Azalea Mountain School) became a member of AWSNA at the end of its seventh year; we are rapidly growing into our eighth year with an enrollment of at least 140 children.

We offer Parent-Child classes, Nursery, Kindergarten, and First through Sixth Grades with a cohesive Faculty of international origin that is supported by a Faculty Coordinator, an active Board and an administrative staff that includes a School Administrator. As of this summer, we will have two campuses located within two blocks of each other. The Grades are located in a rented school building with its own large field, pavilion and children’s gardens on the property; the Early Childhood program is moving into a rented former church daycare center with 11 classrooms and many available spaces including a kitchen and an expansive outdoor play and garden area. We are also continuing to look for a permanent home where there is “an exquisite connection to nature.” As an integral part of our program, the Grades classes spend every other Friday on nature immersion field trips. Our community includes biodynamic farms, a Steiner study group, eurythmy performances and classes, festival celebrations, various Waldorf-based Early Childhood programs, and Waldorf-based homeschooling families; we also are planning to host Explorations, an arts-based program for adults wishing to explore the wide terrain of anthroposophical endeavors, including the foundational principles of Waldorf education.

We are currently hiring:

First Grade Teacher

The Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf teacher to join our school Faculty starting July 1 to teach our rising First Grade class in the 2019/20 school year.

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Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have completed their Waldorf Grades Training, and have experience as a teacher in a Waldorf classroom. Teachers new to Waldorf education are also welcome, if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as a Waldorf Grades teacher. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in a school entering its ninth year after accelerated growth following expansion to a second nearby campus (Azalea Campus is for the Grades; Magnolia for the Early Childhood program) and Waldorf accreditation.

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Asheville Waldorf School:
The Asheville Waldorf School is entering its ninth school year. In the 2019/20 school year, we will be offering multiple parent-child classes, four nursery classes, three kindergartens, and grades First through Sixth/Seventh. Our growth has been consistent, and our class sizes are healthy. Recent expansion allowed us to fill three new Early Childhood classrooms to capacity with the extensive wait list we had acquired prior to it.
The Asheville Waldorf became an associate member of WECAN in 2017 and of AWSNA in 2018. Our organization consists of a cohesive and striving Faculty, a Board of Directors that draws members from both the Parent body and the community, a committed Administration (an Administrator and Assistant, a Business Manager, and an Enrollment Coordinator), and a loving and involved community of parents and families.

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Asheville, North Carolina:
Asheville is an ideal place to live, well known and visited for its beautiful outdoors (it is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and three National Forests, and at the confluence of two major rivers), its abundance of activity options that come with the landscape and ecosystem, and its rich arts, crafts, and music culture. Asheville’s many restaurants and micro-breweries make it a highly sought out tourist destination. Local sustainable agriculture is also a hallmark of this town, which supports seventeen Farmers Markets for less than 100,000 residents. If you like to eat local organic food, participate in public music events (like community chorus), and be immersed in the arts, it is a great place where you will be warmly welcomed.

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To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org
or
Asheville Waldorf School Hiring Committee
587 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Afternoon Kindergarten Teacher

Asheville Waldorf is seeking a warm, nurturing teacher to work with our kindergarten students in the afternoons, starting in February of 2019.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have some Waldorf Early Childhood training and have experience as a teacher or assistant teacher in a Waldorf classroom. Teachers new to Waldorf education are also welcome if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in a school in its eighth year after accelerated growth following expansion into two neighboring campuses (Azalea Campus is for the Grades; Magnolia for the Early Childhood program) and AWSNA accreditation.

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org
or
Asheville Waldorf School Hiring Committee
587 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806